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Recent Snowshoe Reviews
New for Fall 2022, this is an early look at MSR's Lightning Trail snowshoes updated with new Paraglide bindings. A rugged, but lightweight shoe meant for rolling terrain. Great for folks who won't be climbing mountains and now easier to get on and off your feet. New shoes, old snow MSR has been making great snowshoes for a long time, but that doesn't stop them from trying to make them better. In recent years they have changed the bindings on their Lightning Ascent and Revo Ascent models to use… Full review
Error-prone. Very poor quality. Totally unsuitable for difficult terrain, steep hills with deep snow, walking beween the trees with deep snow. The binding is very primitive and error-prone. Never go on steep hills with deep snow using these. Never go in the forest in deep snow. The buckles release all of the time. I often use snowshoes in very demanding terrain in Norway. Tubbs Frontier is totally unsuitable and even hazardous for this. I have had Tubbs XD Hunter, and these are absolutely wonderful… Full review
Snowshoe deck failed at front where it goes up. Both snowshoes fractured or cracked at that location. Snowshoes are a little wide. I used my snowshoes for four years and after my second hike this year with the shoes I noticed both were fractured at a critical area. I don't know how long it has been but MSR could not send new decks and if they did it would cost me $100. Warranty is 3 years; I used them 3.5 years. Full review
Plastic bindings and the flat edged hooks that you hook the bindings into are almost impossible to pull tight. Having never had snowshoes before I'm not sure what the expensive ones are like. My main problem with them is the plastic bindings and the "metal hooks," not sure what the material is. I think they should use a better binding material. I wound up making a little roller to go over the "metal" hooks and it is much easier to do them up. Like a previous reviews states, there is nowhere to… Full review
These snowshoes are complete garbage. NOT WORTH what they charge for them...had to replace bindings after about 10 uses. The cheap plastic clamps on the sides that are riveted to the snowshoe crack. Total junk. Inferior product. And not to mention constantly having to stop and always tighten the bindings. Junk junk junk My advice—stay away from GV. Even after they sent me replacement bindings, they failed as well. Full review
I've used my Dion lightweight snowshoes for snowshoe running and races for 10 years. They are the best! Easy to repair—take into a shoe repair shop for new rivets after 7 years. Parts easily available. Have done up to 8 races in a season. They have had lots of use and keep on going. Recommend 100%! Have said enough above. They are exceptionally strong snowshoes. Full review
I purchased both these and Atlas branded snowshoes. The Bigfoot snowshoes have held up after 8 years; where the bindings on the Atlas branded snowshoes cracked and fell apart. I've used these snowshoes for 8 years now, including a number of 7+ day pulk camping trips. Total travel distance is about 2000km and these snow snowshoes have held up where my more expensive Atlas-branded ones bought at the same time fell apart. These snowshoes are easy to adjust and the plastic bindings remain flexible. Full review
These are the best snowshoes! Easy on and off and the binding is super easy! Love them ❄️😍 Went snowshoeing and these shoes are the best! Super easy binding :) Full review
I am a woman (shoe size 6-7) and this snowshoe did not work for me at all. I bought these snowshoes to run in and could not even hike for any distance in them as I was constantly fiddling with straps etc... Atlas snowshoes used to have a good reputation but the quality has gone downhill. The strap is too rigid so it is hard to stretch them into the required slots. Even so, they slip off after walking for a few minutes. So, impossible to run in. Perhaps someone with bigger feet would have more success,… Full review